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Syrian activists: 200 dead in government assault

February 4, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this citizen journalism image provided by the Local Coordination Committees in Syria and released Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, an anti-Syrian regime protester, holds a poster with caricature depicting the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, left, and Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, 2nd left, pumping up their ally Syrian President Bashar...

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2nd teacher from LA school arrested on sex claim

February 4, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

EDS: THIS CORRECTS SOURCE’S LAST NAME – This 2003 photo provided by Flor Cervantes shows former Miramontes Elementary teacher Mark Berndt with her sister, Angelica Zuniga, holding a citizenship diploma given to her by Brendt, at the school in Los...

Army orders court-martial in WikiLeaks case

February 4, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this file photo taken Dec. 22, 2011, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted from a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md. An Army officer has ordered a court-martial, Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 for Manning, a low-ranking intelligence analyst charged in the biggest leak of...

No charges against Armstrong

February 4, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this July 24, 2005, file photo, overall leader Lance Armstrong, of Austin, Texas, signals seven for his seventh straight win in the Tour de France cycling race, as he pedals during the 21st and final stage of the race between Corbeil-Essonnes,...

Deported Texas teen maintains alias in jail calls

February 4, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 6, 2012 file photo, Jakadrien Turner, 15, center, walks with her grandmother Lorene Turner, left, and mother Johnisa Turner, right, all of Dallas, at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport in Grapevine, Texas. Turner was mistakenly deported to...

INFLUENCE GAME: Big donors and what they want

February 4, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at an economic roundtable at WesternNevada Supply in Sparks, Nev., Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) WASHINGTON (AP) — The millionaires, billionaires and companies...

CEO of chip maker Micron dies in plane crash

February 4, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 4, 2005 file photo, Steven Appleton, chairman of the board, CEO and president of Micron Technology, Inc., speaks after Virginia Gov. Mark R. Warner announced Micron will create 860 new high-tech jobs during an announcement ceremony...

Authorities reveal past complaint about LA teacher

February 3, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A reporter walks to Mark Berndt’s apartment in Torrance, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. Berndt, a veteran elementary school teacher was arrested on horrifying child molestation charges after a film processor gave police photos showing blindfolded...

California woman’s small claims victory resonates

February 3, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, photo, Heather Peters, who says her 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid never achieved the gas mileage Honda claimed in its advertising, and also did a computer upgrade that further diminished the mileage, arrives at Small Claims Court in...

Madonna channels Victor Cruz with salsa dance

February 3, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Madonna speaks during a news conference for NFL footbal’s Super Bowl XLVI’s halftime show Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Madonna won’t explicitly say who she’s rooting for,...